Thursday, June 3, 2021

New Story in Fireside Magazine!

I'm kicking off June with a brand new story at Fireside Magazine.

"Gender Reveal Box, $16.95" is a Horror story told through an ad. Ad copy is a rich space to tell weird stories, since most don't read them in the first place. It'd been too long since I'd written a story in an unusual format. I missed what flash fiction can let you explore.

Here we're exploring a revolutionary new product: a box for gender reveals. It seems benign at first, but hints about what the product actually contains, and what it does to anyone who witnesses the revelation, start to clue you in that something's wrong here.

It's great to have this drop during Pride Month. It's definitely the most chaotic story about gender I've written.

You can read it for free right here.

2 comments:

  1. Oh John.
    Loud applause - despite KNOWING that this story will haunt me for some time to come...
    And gratitude that the morning on which I read it is clear (albeit foggy).

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  2. I often miss flash fiction as well. I thought the story was lots of fun, lots of stuff to unpick. It reminded me a lot of Marc Nash’s experimental flashes back when.

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